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Kenneth Ray Hicks

Kenneth Ray Hicks

Coeburn, VA ~ Kenneth Ray Hicks, 73 passed away Saturday, September 8, 2012 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Mountain Home Tennessee.
    He  was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Vietnam.
    He was the son of the late Roll Hicks and Myrtle Irene Hicks, also preceded in death by 4 sisters, and 2 brothers.
   Survivors include wife, Glenna Hicks; One Step-Daughter, Kim Collins, Coeburn; Two Step-Sons, Shane Winebarger, Abingdon and Kevin Winebarger, Coeburn Two  Sisters, Heda Collins, Norton, and Juanita Large, Bethel, OH; Brother-in-law, Troy Edward Large, Bethel, OH; Two Nephews, Curtis Large, and Scott Large, both of Bethel, Ohio; One Niece, Melissa Large, Bethel, Ohio; Two Special Friends, Danny and Kathy McCoy, Coeburn.

   Visitation for Kenneth Ray Hicks will be held on Sunday, September 9, 2012 after 6:00 P.M. at Estes Funeral Home Chapel and Funeral services at 7:00 PM with Rev. R. J. Rose officiating. Burial will be 11 AM Monday,  September 10, 2012 at Greenwood Acres Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, Coeburn, VA.



Kester Joel Meade

Kester Joel Meade

Coeburn, VA ~ Kester Joel Meade, 83 passed away Wednesday, September 12 2012 at his home at 303 West Front Street.
    He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Betty Burke Meade.
    He was a retired coal miner and member of Local Union 1256.
    He is survived by a son, Ernie Meade, Abingdon, VA; Daughters, Norma Faye Sexton & husband, Danny, Debborah Ann Childs & husband, Robert all of Coeburn, Dianna Lynn Chittum & husband, Darryl, Amelia, VA, and Sharon Valisa Dawn Stallard & husband, Brad, Wise, VA; grandchildren Jessica Greer, John Wesley Hall, Brandi Chittum Emore, Rachael Chittum, Erica Meade, Dillon Meade, Emma Stallard and Sophia Stallard; great-grandchildren, Eden Wells, Marin Greer and Declan Greer; a brother, Burnis Meade, Ohio; a sister, Candis Hopson, Ohio; a sister-in-lawRose Meade, Coeburn, VA; a special nephew, Joe McCoy, Coeburn, VA and a host of good friends. Kess will be missed.

   Funeral services for Kester Joel Meade will be held on Friday, September 14, 2012 at 7:30 P.M. at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. R. L. Crawford officiating. Visitation will be held Friday after 5:00 P.M. until funeral time. Burial will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, September 15, 2012 at Temple Hill Memorial Park.. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, Coeburn, VA.



Steven Maynard Hill

Steven Maynard Hill

Coeburn, VA ~ Steven Hill, 21, passed away Saturday, September 15, 2012 at his residence in Coeburn Virginia.
    He was preceded in death by his, grandfather, Maynard Hill, Sr.; grandmother, Patricia Wampler.
    Survivors include his mother, Julia Rosemary Hill; father Maynard Ralph Hill Jr., both Coeburn; two sisters, Amber Nicole Hill, and Sierra Rose Marie Hill, both of Coeburn; a brother, Jordan David Allen Hill, Coeburn; grandfather, Steve Wampler, Norton; grandmother, Alcie Hill, Coeburn. Special thanks to Home Health nurses, Virginia Mabry, Martha Mefford, and Leonda Keith.

   Funeral services for Steven Maynard Hill will be held on Wednesday,  September 19, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Cliff Bowman and Rev. Kevin Wampler officiating. Burial will follow at the Wampler Cemetery, Norton, VA. Visitation will be held Tuesday after 6:00 P.M. at Estes Funeral Home. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, Coeburn, VA.



Herby Earl Tunnell

Herby Earl Tunnell

Coeburn, VA ~ Herby Earl Tunnell, 80 passed away Monday, September 17, 2012 at Mountain View Medical Center in Norton Virginia.
    He was the son of the late Harrison and Nannie Tunnell; also preceded in death by two sisters, Inez Beatrice Hopkins and Thelma Lynette Gibson; two brothers, Allard Edwards and Hubert Tunnell.
    Survivors include Kathleen Tunnell; daughter, Lynett Mullins, and husband, Steve, Pound, VA; two sons, Anthony Tunnell, and wife, Dodie, Coeburn, VA and Marty Tunnell, Wise, VA; two sisters, Pauline Gibson, Elkton, MD and Yolonda Reed, Weens, VA; brothers-in-law, Warren Hopkins, Wise and Bill Gibson, Coeburn; grandchildren, Brittany Tunnell, Kaitlin Tunnell, Jarrod Tunnell, Amber Prior, Bethany Sturgill, Karrie Potter, Abigail Crawford, Chandler Dickenson, Carrindton Wright; great grandchildren Addison Jane, Isabella Inez and Emmerson Lynett; several beloved nieces and nephews.

   Funeral services for Herby Earl Tunnell will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Coeburn First Baptist Church with Rev. R. J. Rose officiating. Burial will be Thursday, September 20, 2012 at Temple Hill Memorial Park. Visitation will be held Wednesday after 6:00 P.M. at the Church. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, Coeburn, VA.



Debra Lynn Sluss

Debra Lynn Sluss

Norton, VA ~ Debra Lynn Morgan Sluss, 57 passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at Indian Path Medical Center in Kingsport Tennessee.
    She was the daughter of the late Daniel and Evelyn Gray Morgan.
    Survivors include husband, Arthur Sluss Sr., Clintwood, VA, three daughters Shelly Sluss, Amanda Branham,and husband, Donnie and Shawna Bolling, and husband, Shawn all of Norton, VA; one son, Arthur 'Bub' Sluss, and wife, Sarah, Clintwood, VA; grandchildren Zachery, Cierra, Tyler, Tanner, Haley, Triton, Trever, & Gracie.

   Funeral services for Debra Lynn Sluss will be held on Thursday,  September 20, 2012 at 8:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Otis Reece officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday after 6:00 P.M. at Estes Funeral Home prior to funeral service. With Debra's wishes, she will be cremated. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, Coeburn, VA.



Gearldine Rider

Gearldine Rider

Coeburn, VA ~ Gearldine Nickels Rider, 72 passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at Indian Path Medical Center in Kingsport Tennessee.
    She was the daughter of the late Milburn Nickels and Madeline Goldie Nickels; also preceded in death by two sisters, Viola Sweeney and Alene Smith; a brother, Junior Nickels.
   Survivors include companion, Red Lindgren, Coeburn; two daughters, Patricia Bryant, Coeburn and Catherine Rider, Kingsport, TN; grandchildren Victoria Bryant, Coeburn, Brian Johnson, Kingsport and Garfield O'Quinn, Nora; three sisters, Betty Bruce, and Connie Ritchie, both of Richmond, VA and Linda Bays, Roanoke, VA; a brother, Roy Nickels, Weber City, VA.

   Funeral services for Gearldine Rider will be held on Saturday,  September 29, 2012 at 1:00 PM in Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Banks officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Acres Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Friday after 6:00 P.M. at Estes Funeral Home. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, Coeburn, VA.



 


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